It’s Okay To Be You

When I lost my hair, I wondered how I would cover it up. You can read about how that went in another post, “To Have or Not To Have: picking out a quality wig”. Well, I really liked that wig. Like, really. After wearing it for 3 weeks, the faults started to come out. During P.E., I found that it made me sweat more, and it became kind of itchy. Not to say wigs are always bad, but after 2 months, I was done. I decided not to wear my wig anymore. Here’s why.

I thought to myself, “If I’m bald, why not be bald?” If you have spiky blue hair, have spiky blue hair. If you insist on a ponytail every day, go for it. If you’re bald, be happy with it. It’s alright to be different. I still don’t wear my wig, and if you want to, do it. If you don’t, why not? It’s perfectly fine to be unique, and alopecia puts that idea front and center.

By Peyton H.

I’m completely bald and the proud owner of a blog called Peytonpecia is all about helping kids with alopecia areata feel comfortable with themselves.

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